Delphi and Aráchova, Greece
I toured the ruins of Delphi and enjoyed great views of the valley below and the granite and snow-capped Mt. Parnassus.
Sometimes it's nice to travel without an itinerary, so I try to prepare myself for any inconvenience and to not take everything seriously. I visited the Delphi museum after touring the ruins. I did not have to worry about remembering all the myths and history to pass a Humanities class, so I just zipped through the museum and just enjoyed the statues of Greek Gods and the Adonis’s for their aesthetics.
After a visit to Delphi, I decided to explore that mountainous village of Arachova where our bus was stuck earlier. It was 12 kilometers away from Delphi.
Aráchova seems to be a quaint village along the road to Delphi, but it is a sprawling mountainous village. Said to be the most cosmopolitan winter destination in Greece, it is a popular ski-resort with modern facilities. However, most of the restaurants were closed during my visit. So there was a limited choice of Greek food to try. I had Greek salad and moussaka for lunch. But it was seeing the houses nestled picturesquely at the edge of the mountain that mesmerized me the most.
NOTE: All photos by the author
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